As the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ending the right to abortion upheld for decades, Niall O'Dowd looks at how abortion became legal in Ireland in this extract from his book A New Ireland: How Europe's Most Conservative Country Became Its Most Liberal. On May 25, 2018, the Irish voters spoke loudly and vociferously and they voted for abortion up to twelve weeks … [Read more...] about How Abortion Became Legal in Ireland
United States Supreme Court
Below is an excerpt from an interview Sean O Murchu conducted with Supreme Court Justice William Brennan in April 1990, just prior to Justice Brennan retiring from the Supreme Court. Appointed to the Supreme Court in 1956 by President Dwight Eisenhower, Brennan served for 33 years. In the opinion of many, he was the most influential member in the Supreme Court's history. He … [Read more...] about Looking Back at an Interview with Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, Jr.
On April 25, 1990 William Joseph Brennan, Jr was 84 years old. An associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States for the past 33 years, he is considered – ruefully, by his many conservative detractors – to be one of the most influential shapers of public policy in the country.
A native of Newark, New Jersey, the son of Irish immigrants, Brennan was appointed to the … [Read more...] about LONE JUSTICE: An Interview with
Justice William Brennan, Jr.
During his 34 years with the Supreme Court, Justice William Brennan, Jr. (1906 - 1998) was widely recognized as one of the primary architects of public policy in the country.
On his childhood in Newark, N.J.: I had every kind of job in the world. Across the street from us was a dairy farm, and my brother Charlie, at five in the morning, would milk the cows, and by the … [Read more...] about William Brennan
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